Lui di Lancetti (Eau de Toilette) by Lancetti

Lui di Lancetti 2001 Eau de Toilette

28.11.2015 - 02:11 PM

Great chypre from over 200 ingredients...

"Lancetti Homme is made from over 200 ingredients, carefully picked out by perfumers, following Maison Lancetti's wishes. It opens with brilliant and fresh notes of grapefruit, tangerine, basil, and Artemisia. Middle notes introduce Bourbon geranium, pink pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon, while base notes add Virginia cedar, Haiti vetiver, Malaysian patchouli, labdanum, incense, Tolu balm and Zanzibar vanilla to the composition. The fragrance is lively, elegant, and modern. The nose behind this fragrance is Mark Buxton."

Well, I have found that review on many sites, not sure whether it contains those many hundred of in ingredients; however, I decided to give it a try by myself and sprayed it on the back of my hand. The opening is citrusy and zesty, and I recognize the grapefruit and tangerine, a mild artemisia, but barely anything about basil.

After a few minutes, the floral geranium and other spicy notes smoothly pop up, softly, in a gracious way, which smells like Bleu de Chanel. And it is after half an hour that I start liking it most. Labdanum and patchouli make their best together, and the fragrance reminds me of Antaeus of Chanel, which I loved and used when I was 20 something.

So, it looks as though this scent as much in common with Chanel fragrances. Although I do not recognize all of the 200 notes, I do believe it is worthy of trying it. Absolutely! According to my nose and preference, this scent is okay for fall and maybe winter seasons. The fragrance overall is excellent, non-linear, given that it smells different as time goes by, but both projection and longevity are in the average or just a bit below. On me, projection stays close to my arms and longevity I would bet 5 to 6 hours. It's a pity since it is suitable for work, but you should refresh just after lunch. Nevertheless, in my opinion, it deserves 10/10!

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